Hands-On Application Penetration Testing with Burp Suite

The second book I co-authored by Packt Publishers

Hands-On Application Penetration Testing with Burp Suite

After a successful launch of the 1st book that I co-authored with Ishan Girdhar. This is the second book i co-authored with Riyaz Walikar and Carlos Lozano in the year 2017 around end of Feb. It was a fun writing a few chapters of the book. If you are interested in knowing how to use Burp for basic pentesting, I recommend you have a look at this book.

You can purchase the book from any of these online e-commerce websites

Amazon or Packt Publishers

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So to give you a quick overview about what this book covers.

Test, fuzz, and break web applications and services using Burp Suite’s powerful capabilities

Key Features

Master the skills to perform various types of security tests on your web applications Get hands-on experience working with components like scanner, proxy, intruder and much more Discover the best-way to penetrate and test web applications

Book Description

Burp suite is a set of graphic tools focused towards penetration testing of web applications. Burp suite is widely used for web penetration testing by many security professionals for performing different web-level security tasks.

The book starts by setting up the environment to begin an application penetration test. You will be able to configure the client and apply target whitelisting. You will also learn to setup and configure Android and IOS devices to work with Burp Suite. The book will explain how various features of Burp Suite can be used to detect various vulnerabilities as part of an application penetration test. Once detection is completed and the vulnerability is confirmed, you will be able to exploit a detected vulnerability using Burp Suite. The book will also covers advanced concepts like writing extensions and macros for Burp suite. Finally, you will discover various steps that are taken to identify the target, discover weaknesses in the authentication mechanism, and finally break the authentication implementation to gain access to the administrative console of the application.

By the end of this book, you will be able to effectively perform end-to-end penetration testing with Burp Suite.

What you will learn

  • Set up Burp Suite and its configurations for an application penetration test
  • Proxy application traffic from browsers and mobile devices to the server
  • Discover and identify application security issues in various scenarios
  • Exploit discovered vulnerabilities to execute commands
  • Exploit discovered vulnerabilities to gain access to data in various datastores
  • Write your own Burp Suite plugin and explore the Infiltrator module
  • Write macros to automate tasks in Burp Suite

Who this book is for

If you are interested in learning how to test web applications and the web part of mobile applications using Burp, then this is the book for you. It is specifically designed to meet your needs if you have basic experience in using Burp and are now aiming to become a professional Burp user.

Table of Contents

  1. Configuring Burp Suite
  2. Configuring the Client and Setting Up Mobile Devices
  3. Executing an Application Penetration Test
  4. Exploring the Stages of an Application Penetration Test
  5. Preparing for an Application Penetration Test
  6. Identifying Vulnerabilities Using Burp Suite
  7. Detecting Vulnerabilities Using Burp Suite
  8. Exploiting Vulnerabilities Using Burp Suite - Part 1
  9. Exploitation of Vulnerabilities using Burp Suite - Part 2
  10. Writing Burp Suite Extensions
  11. Breaking the authentication for a large online retailer
  12. Exploiting and exfiltrating data from a large shipping corporation
Information Security Consultant / Trainer

My research interests include distributed Web/Mobile/API pentesting.